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  1. Lobbying

    of Lobby

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  1. Lobbying

    Lobbying is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in the government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying is done by many different types of people and organized groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow legislators or government officials, or advocacy groups. Lobbyists may be among a legislator's constituencies, meaning a voter or bloc of voters within his or her electoral district, or not; they may engage in lobbying as a business, or not. Professional lobbyists are people whose business is trying to influence legislation on behalf of a group or individual who hires them. Individuals and nonprofit organizations can also lobby as an act of volunteering or as a small part of their normal job. Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying that has become influential. The ethics and morality of lobbying are dual-edged. Lobbying is often spoken of with contempt, when the implication is that people with inordinate socioeconomic power are corrupting the law in order to serve their own conflict of interest. But another side of lobbying is making sure that others' interests are duly defended against others' corruption, or even simply making sure that minority interests are fairly defended against mere tyranny of the majority. For example, a medical association, or a trade association of health insurance companies, may lobby a legislature in order to counteract the influence of tobacco companies, in which case the lobbying would be viewed by most people as justified. The difficulty in drawing objective lines between which lobbyists are "good lobbyists" and which ones are "bad ones" is compounded by the cleverness with which lobbyists or their clients can speciously argue that their own lobbying is of the "good" kind. At heart, the effort to influence legislation is a power struggle. As in other forms of power struggle, such as war or law enforcement, motives range from predation to self-defense to fighting for justice, and the dividing line between predation and justice is subject to rationalization.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lobbying

    A process whereby representatives of a particular interest group attempt to influence governmental decision makers to accept the policy desires of the lobbying organization.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lobbying in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lobbying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Lobbying in a Sentence

  1. Scott Forbes:

    The companies are still lobbying for some concessions, but I think they're getting pretty weary.

  2. Shinzo Abe:

    My view is that the French aren't very confident against the Japanese from a strategic perspective, the trick now is that you're not lobbying Defence, you're lobbying the various members of the NSC.

  3. Shinzo Abe:

    The trick now is that you're not lobbying Defence, you're lobbying the various members of the NSC.

  4. Security Center Director Bill Evanina:

    The ones who are pro-China or pro-trade, they will facilitate and enhance their candidacies for a long time, that's basic lobbying by a foreign government, which is standard.

  5. Nader Tavakoli:

    Today's actions by the Governor reinforce the merits of our lawsuits against HTA and the government, we are disappointed that rather than doing everything it can to meet its financial obligations and negotiate in good faith with creditors for consensual solutions, the government, on the advice of bankruptcy advisors, is engaging in further machinations to advance its lobbying campaign ahead of Congressional action.

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